Why do you write poetry? – Matt Hetherington

I asked a bunch of poets the above question. I’ll post their answers until I run out or get distracted…

Matt Hetherington says:

“because if i DON’T, i feel WRONG.  dirty, restless, irritable.  it’s like cleaning the windows [or other household tasks].

i also write because i need to PLAY.  if i don’t play, i feel like an old old man.  the arts are where grown-ups get to be children again.  or at least adolescents…”

Stay tuned for more answers, or submit your own to the email address over there in the right hand margin. Yeah, there. That one there. See it?


Poet. Author. Beard. Husband. Dad. Four chickens. Dog. Cat. I can sometimes fix my lawnmower.

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About Adam

I'm a dad and the author of the poetry collections The Third Fruit is a Bird and Not Quite the Man for the Job, the novel Man Bites Dog and the short story collection Heroes and Civilians.

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